Whether you drove a Ford Focus, a Mini, a Kia or VW Polo, your first car says more about you than you think, according to new research.
Researchers from webuyanycar polled the nation's drivers and discovered that our first cars could have a bearing on our current lives, answer the questions in the quiz below to see what you first car says about you.
If your first car was a Ford Focus, then you're likely to now be among the highest earners in the UK, according to a new study those who drove a Ford Focus most likely to have the biggest paychecks today - at £45,000 a year, compared to a national average of £31,000.
If your first motor was a Kia, as the research suggests, you’re likely to earn less than your peers later in life - a salary of £25,000 a year on average.
And that’s not all, as Kia owners are also the most likely to say they’re not at all satisfied in their careers - in fact half (50 percent) of former Kia drivers describe themselves as unhappy in their jobs.
However, those who drove Kia’s - remain optimistic overall, with 63 percent describing themselves as “glass half full” types, and today are often seen as funny (38 percent) and intelligent (25 percent).
The research of 1,500 British motorists also reveals that those who shy away from social situations are most likely to have first driven a VW Polo.
The most social Brits are likely to have driven an Audi A1 when they first passed their test, with 56 percent describing themselves as extroverts.
If your first car was a Seat Ibiza, you’re likely to be popular on social media now, with more than 450 followers on average.
If your first set of wheels was a Mini, you’re likely to have around just 160 followers - below the average of 238, according to the research.
The research also reveals that if you’re the life and soul of the party, chances are you drove a Fiat Punto first, with these drivers describing themselves as popular (12 percent) and hardcore party animals (nine percent).
Drivers who first got behind the wheel of a Fiat 500 are revealed to be the nation's biggest bookworms (12 percent),
Brits who first drove a Peugeot 205 or 306 grew up to be the most likely to be ambitious in life (14 percent).
Those who drive a Vauxhall Corsa are likely to be working in middle management positions today (39 percent)
Almost one in ten Brits whose first car was a Nissan Micra (nine percent) became a teacher.
23% of those polled believe that the first car you ever drove can say A LOT about you today.
55% of Brits believe first vehicle we drove remains dear to our hearts later in life.
87% percent agree that the freedom you get from driving your own car still remains one of the best feelings ever to this day.
78% percent loved the feeling of independence they got from learning to drive, while 41 percent enjoyed having their own space.
13% could finally afford a car when they were earning their money.
47% of British drivers got their own first car at the age of 20.
19% confess it was a great place to enjoy a cheeky snog with their boyfriend or girlfriend at the time
1/4 enjoyed playing chaperone to friends needing lifts to parties.
This research of 1,500 UK based, British drivers was conducted by We Buy Any Car during July 2022.